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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS018-E-10206 Date: Dec. 2008
Geographic Region: TURKEY

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  Mount Nemrut, Turkey

This detailed astronaut photograph centers on the summit caldera of Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dagi in Turkish), a stratovolcano in the eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, along the shoreline of Lake Van. Winter snow blankets the 2,948-meter (9,672-foot) summit of the mountain, highlighting the brown caldera rim. (A caldera is a large crater, usually circular or elliptical, formed when the underlying magma chamber empties rapidly.)

The snow also highlights the irregular shape and wrinkled surfaces of several lava flows present in the eastern portion of the caldera. Lava flows associated with Mt. Nemrut range in composition from thin, fluid basalt to thick, glassy obsidian. A cold-water caldera lake occupies the western half of the summit.

The geologic record at Mt. Nemrut indicates numerous prehistoric explosive eruptions during the Holocene Epoch (from about 10,000 years ago through the present); the last observed eruption of lava was in 1441. The last well-documented explosive eruption occurred during 1650. Volcanism at Mt. Nemrut is the result of tectonic activity associated with the collision of the Arabian and Eurasian Plates; this collision is ongoing, and thevolcano is merely quiescent at present.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 210k
Mission: ISS018  
Roll - Frame: E - 10206
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.6N x 42.2E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N2
Camera Tilt: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 1516  
Date: 20081203   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102211   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 41.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 200   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 186   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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